A protest against the provision of homes for Ukrainians in Kildare has been postponed.
A number of local residents in Newbridge were seething when the Government announced that they hoped to build 30 modular homes for refugees in the Lakeside Park/Highfield/Dara Park area of the town.
“It is not against Ukrainians because if Irish people were getting them we’d still [be protesting]. This estate is not equipped to deal with 30 more homes,” one unhappy local resident told Newstalk.
“This town is already overrun with people, it’s overpopulated. So how do they think they can just come and place more houses without adding more facilities for these people?”
A protest against the development was scheduled for Saturday but has now been called off after a meeting with Minister Roderic O’Gorman was promised.
“We have been told that we will be contacted by Minister O’Gorman’s Office with a meeting date by Tuesday 6th September,” the group said in a statement.
“We have been given assurances from the Minister that no construction works will take place in the interim.
“We welcome the commitment from the minister to engage with the LHD Action Group. We are hopeful for a successful outcome.”
Main image: Ukrainian refugees. Picture by: Dominika Zarzycka/Sipa USA) Credit: Sipa USA/Alamy Live News